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Membership Growth

Membership Growth
Friday, September 19, 2014
The less connected that junior high/middle school level programs are to high school programs today, the more problems the high school programs will have tomorrow ...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 4

A Game for Every Fan: Week 4
Friday, September 19, 2014
How much does each game of the MHSAA football season count? It’s only Week 4. But on one hand, 108 teams enter this weekend winless and one more loss from missing their chance at automatic playoff qualification. On the other hand, the elite already are beginn...
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Girls Events Set Record in 2013-14

Girls Events Set Record in 2013-14
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason tournaments drew more than 1.4 million fans in 2013-14 for the 15th straight school year, keyed in part by record attendance at girls events. 
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#TBT: Onekama Star Lends a Shoulder

#TBT: Onekama Star Lends a Shoulder
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jaylee Brown, a 2012 graduate of Onekama and current member of the Northern Michigan University cross country and track and field teams, recently received a Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Award from the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct. Brown encounte...
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Be the Referee: Tackle Box

Be the Referee: Tackle Box
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the differences between high school and college/NFL rules when it comes to a quarterback's movements within and outside the "tackle box."
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This Week on MHSAA.TV

This Week on MHSAA.TV
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Two of the most notable games from the Week 3 football schedule highlight on-demand programming available on MHSAA.tv, along with additional volleyball coverage and the first swimming and diving broadcast of 2014-15.
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Membership Mentality

Membership Mentality
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The most fundamental strategy for recruiting and retaining officials is consistent, ceaseless efforts to improve officials’ working environment. 
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 15, 2014
Yes, it's only mid-September. We've got a long way to go in this MHSAA football season.   But there were a number of games played during Week 3 that should impact significantly how league races unfold through the end of the October. 
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UPDATE Meeting Series In 37th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series In 37th Year
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will conduct its 37th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.  
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Tales of the Tape from Bygone Days

Tales of the Tape from Bygone Days
Saturday, September 13, 2014
In this final installment of an MHSAA benchmarks series on the growing presence of video in high school athletics, we remember the tape exchanges that used to mark the beginning of the football playoffs – and the journeys taken by one Upper Peninsula coach to...
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Little League Lessons

Little League Lessons
Friday, September 12, 2014
Like school sports, Little League has different parents today than years ago. “For them, the youth sports fields aren’t so much a destination as a path."
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 3

A Game for Every Fan: Week 3
Friday, September 12, 2014
Gone is the rain (at least, apparently, for this week). But here comes the storm of league play.  By the end of this weekend, all but a handful of conferences schedules will be underway.
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Brother Continues to 'Play for Paige'

Brother Continues to 'Play for Paige'
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Okemos' Josh Duren was 11 when his sister Paige was diagnosed with cancer. Still, he understood most of what was happening and what it could mean. “There wasn’t a lot I could do,” said Josh, now a high school junior. “I tried to talk to her more...
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#TBT: Groves Claims 1st Swim & Dive Title

#TBT: Groves Claims 1st Swim & Dive Title
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The 1987 and 1988 Lower Peninsula Class A Finals were two of the most closely-contested in MHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving history.  And after falling just short in 1987, Birmingham Groves edged the rest to win its first championship in the sport in 1988.
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Be the Referee: Pass Interference

Be the Referee: Pass Interference
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains one of the toughest calls to make on the football field.
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Payne Game Recalls Official's Legacy

Payne Game Recalls Official's Legacy
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
At 4:30 p.m. before the first game of this high school football season, a small group of mid-Michigan officials met at Lansing’s Mount Hope Cemetery. As has become their tradition, they paid respects to a friend gone too soon, told a few stories, then worked the ...
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This Week on MHSAA.TV

This Week on MHSAA.TV
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A number of Week 2 football games were played over two days during a stormy weekend across the Lower Peninsula. But 14 games from that slate featuring teams from both peninsulas can be watched on-demand in one sitting on MHSAA.tv.
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Grace-fully Setting MHSAA Records

Grace-fully Setting MHSAA Records
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Saginaw Swan Valley’s Alex Grace opened the 2014 football season two weeks ago with what has become a typical performance – 195 rushing yards and four touchdowns. The Vikings’ senior running back already tops one MHSAA record book list, and ...
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Questions

Questions
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
And a better way to look at a leader than the one with all the answers is to view the leader as a collector of questions.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Monday, September 8, 2014
Roughly 35 percent of MHSAA Week 2 games either were finished or played in full Saturday because of the string of lightening, thunder, rain and hail that made its way across most of the Lower Peninsula. At points before and after, teams continued finding their footing ...
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